Top Volunteers Honored for Strong Spirit of Service

We thank these volunteers for a lifetime of achievement, diversity & inclusion

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been celebrating its volunteers for as long as the association has existed—164 years! They inspire us with  selfless service and dedication to community. Each year we recognize the best of over 2,000 volunteers... Read More

Struck with Transverse Myelitis, Kianté Refuses to be Beaten

Bright young man volunteers at Teen Nights while he recovers

Choosing the path to success Kianté Lee is a young man who is very conscientious about his education and future—he wants to have the best start to his life as possible. Initially, he walked through the doors of the Benjamin Harrison YMCA as a ... Read More

Ransburg YMCA Celebrates 60 Years

60 years of the Ransburg YMCA serving Indy's East side

February was a big month at the Ransburg YMCA! We kicked off a year-long celebration of serving the East side for 60 years with an Anniversary Celebration /Annual Campaign kickoff luncheon. Nearly 200 joined to celebrate and reminisce about the Ransb... Read More

We Wear Black on February 28

Wear black to celebrate Black History Month with the YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a rich African America history. African-American leaders formed the Young Men’s Prayer Band in 1900. It became a branch of the city YMCA by 1910. Black and white leaders helped raise funds for a new building he... Read More

Legacy Wall Highlights Impact of YMCA on West Side of Indianapolis

A hub for African American community for over 100 years

During the past century many personal stories have been shared about the contributions made by individuals who attended, worked or volunteered at the Senate Avenue, Fall Creek, Pike and most recently the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA. These contributions... Read More

Eric J. Ellsworth YMCA Christian Mission Fund Established in His Honor

Funds will ensure Christian Mission continues

The Eric. J. Ellsworth YMCA Christian Mission Fund has been established in honor of the retiring president & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Eric Ellsworth will retire on Feb. 1 after 13 years in the position and a total of 42 years with... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Names Derrick J. Stewart as New CEO

41-year-old Stewart has been CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern IN for 10 years

Derrick J. Stewart has been named the new president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis effective Feb. 4, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors following a five-month national search, Stewart will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will st... Read More

Design a T-Shirt for the Ransburg Y

Submit your T-shirt design, and you just might win!

The Ransburg YMCA is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest in anticipation of its 60th anniversary in 2019. The design is open for interpretation and should showcase what the Ransburg YMCA means to the community and its members. Submit designs by Dec. ... Read More

Towering “SALUTE” Sculpture Greets Veterans, YMCA Guests

Artist selected from national pool

A stunning 8-foot SALUTE sculpture was unveiled today at the entrance to the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 3 as the first Y in the country to house a Veterans Administration medical clinic. Artist selected from nation... Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Join the staff, volunteers and sponsors for Breakfast with Santa at the YMCA at the Athenaeum on December 8!

In its 22nd year, the YMCA at the Athenaeum’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8 will provide a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as underserved neighborhoods thanks to hard work from nearly 150... Read More

YMCA Honors Veterans with Food, Fitness, Pageantry

8-foot “Salute!” Sculpture to be unveiled at OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA Nov. 10

A series of YMCA events to honor veterans will culminate with the unveiling of a remarkable 8-foot Salute! sculpture on Nov. 10 at the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, scheduled to open Dec. 3. Commissioned by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the In... Read More

18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood

Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. "Even the smallest gift can m... Read More

Eli Lilly Gives Back to YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Over 100 volunteers gave 13 hours of service to brighten Indy and YMCA camp

Eli Lilly gives back to the Indianapolis community during Global Day of Service Every day, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis engages hundreds and thousands of people, from all walks of life. Whether it be helping a cancer survivor find their physical... Read More

Nothing Holds Jaide Back

Youth basketball and great coaching create a great experience for the Johnsons

Like most families, Cheryl Johnson started her kids off at the YMCA in Summer Day Camp for something to do for the summer, but it quickly grew into more! The Next Step Learning how to swim was the next step for the Johnsons. Cheryl chose private sw... Read More

OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA to Open Dec. 3

Exciting events to celebrate the grand opening

After years of planning and months of construction, the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is on schedule to open on Dec. 3, 2018, at 5315 N. Lafayette Rd. in Indianapolis. Lots of Amenities The new two-story, 56,000 square-foot YMCA will have an indoor po... Read More

Free ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’ Programs Starting Soon

Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program

Free LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs to help cancer survivors, literally, get back on their feet programs, will begin soon at six locations across Central Indiana, including the Ransburg YMCA, thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation to bring the prog... Read More

12 Quirky New Events at the YMCA

Lightsabers, bunnies, dogs and kickball

You can always play ball, send the kids to camp and go for a swim at the YMCA, but have you seen this baker's dozen of quirky new events coming up? Some are oddly weird, but will no doubt be quite fun! Aug. 24 – 26 – Indy International Light... Read More

100 Part-Time Positions Open

Fitness instructors, lifeguards, guest services, housekeeping, youth and activity leaders, and more

More than 100 people are needed to help run the new two-story, 56,500-square-foot OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA when it opens on Dec. 3 on Lafayette Rd. in Indy’s Pike Township in December 2018. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host a two-day Job ... Read More

Have College Students Fall Clean For You!

Gardening, weeding, painting and more- Intercollegiate YMCA

For a donation, you can tap into UIndy, Butler, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech students and other volunteer groups to clean and help with outdoor projects this fall. Four dates available: September 22 October 6 October 20 October 27 Spots will... Read More

New Y-Future Leaders groups begin soon, enroll today

Indy 5th grader: "The Y-Future Leaders Program changed my life"

The Avondale Meadows YMCA Y-Future leaders program is a social skills and character development program that can transform the life of youth ages 14-19 who've been involved in or are at risk of entering the Juvenile Court system. The teens get to do ... Read More